How do public restrooms impact sustainability? Not many people consider this question yet these facilities play a considerable role in a city’s overall environmental impact. Traditional brick-and-mortar restrooms are generally built without much consideration for the carbon footprint left behind.
The Portland Loo sets itself apart from standard public restroom facilities with an eco-friendly design that doesn’t sacrifice any functionality or efficiency. In fact, the Loo has a number of benefits that other public restroom options can’t touch. Here, we’re going to take a look at how the Loo can make for a more sustainable city.
It’s built to last.
The Portland Loo is primarily built with heavy gauge stainless steel, making it highly resistant to damage. With steel-paneled walls, a steel roof, and a steel door, this toilet is nearly indestructible. But how does that make for a more sustainable city? Well, the durability of the Loo means cities won’t have to waste as many resources repairing it as more fragile toilets would demand. The Portland Loo was designed to be the only toilet a city ever need, literally!
The Loo is low-maintenance.
The Portland Loo is one of the only public restrooms designed with functionality and maintenance in mind rather than the comfort of the user. This way, people are only inclined to use the Loo to “go”, decreasing the amount of damage caused by seedy behavior. With the Loo, cities only have to worry about restroom-related maintenance which reduces energy consumption while saving taxpayer dollars at the same time. Pretty good, huh?
It uses limited energy.
Perhaps one of the most direct ways the Loo helps cities increase their sustainability is through its limited use of energy. For example, it only uses a minimal amount of water per flush to limit water consumption. The Loo is also equipped with LED lights which last up to 25-times longer and use 75% less energy at a minimum when compared to incandescent bulbs. And we’re not even done yet! There are even solar panels fixed to the top of the Portland Loo so cities can run the restroom on solar energy alone or in tandem with low-voltage power.
The Loo doesn’t waste resources.
People deserve a safe, private, and dignified place to use the restroom, and that’s exactly what the Loo provides. And unlike other public restrooms, it does so without wasting resources. The stainless steel material isn’t just highly durable, it’s also readily available and requires little energy to produce. A minimal amount of plastic is used when building the Loo, reducing its carbon footprint even further. It’s also equipped with a hand dryer instead of a paper dispenser to reduce the amount of paper wasted. This seemingly small design element helps cut into the 25,000+ trees used every day to meet our needs for sanitary tissues without decreasing user comfort and convenience.
It makes for cleaner cities.
There’s an alarming shortage of public restrooms in cities across the country which puts the public, especially the most vulnerable, in a precarious situation. With no viable place to heed Mother Nature’s call, many people simply end up using the streets. This forces cities to spend considerable resources and energy on clean-up efforts. Investing in the Portland Loo saves valuable city resources while helping to prevent the spread of potential diseases. The Loo to the rescue once again!
As you can see, the Loo has a lot up its sleeve in the fight to build a more sustainable city. It helps cities conserve energy, reduce cleaning and maintenance expenses, and improves the health and cleanliness of the population. If you think the Loo would be the perfect choice for your city’s transportation station, city park, business district, or any other location, feel free to contact us for more information regarding product specifics and pricing.